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Microsoft Confirms Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility

Microsoft Confirms Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility

At Microsoft's E3 press conference Phil Spencer confirmed that original Xbox games would be made backwards compatible for the current consoles in an update coming later this year.

Following demand from fans, and positive feedback of the Xbox 360 backward compatibility, the original Xbox games will join the list of over 385 titles available on the service which was announced at the same show last year. 

Leading the line, and teased on stage at E3, Crimson Skies will be one of the first titles to join the roster with Spencer confirming that the original titles will look and feel better on the Xbox One X. 

On top of the backwards compatibility announcement, Spencer also confirmed that a number of first party games including, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2 and Minecraft would all be receiving free 4K updates later this year.

E3 2017 - News
Dom D'Angelillo

Dom D'Angelillo

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Dom is an English Language graduate. How does he make the most of his degree? He plays obscene amounts of Playstation of course!

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azrael316
azrael316 - 04:14am, 12th June 2017

judt need one of the Football manager games to be added to the Backwards compatability mode and I'll be happy, the wife not do much... ;)

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BishopTheTroll
BishopTheTroll - 04:16am, 12th June 2017

I still need lesser known games like The Raven to go BC so I can finally finish them! I'm just glad Dark Souls was added a while back.

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dominoid
dominoid - 06:23am, 12th June 2017

Isn't Gears of War 4 already in 4K? It's one of the few games that actually plays in proper HDR too.

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BishopTheTroll
BishopTheTroll - 06:39am, 12th June 2017

I believe so. Gears 4 didn't stick with me so maybe the upgrade will give me a reason to give it a second chance.

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